Zion Youth and Children
Hi I am Heidi, Youth and Children's worker at Zion United Church. My job is to oversee the work we do for children and young people. I have attended Zion United for quite a few years and have worked in many different ways with the children in the church and the community of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath. I really enjoy working with teams to provide fun activities allowing children and young people to discover and explore more about God.
I am a mother of three teenagers with whom I love to spend time. I also enjoy long walks in the countryside with our dog and I really enjoy making cards and being creative.
Two of my favourite things about working with children and young people are, firstly to be able to get stuck into games or activities with them, be silly with them and just have a laugh and some fun and secondly to listen to them as I find so much can be learnt from both children and young people in their responses and thought patterns.
I believe that when children and young people feel safe, relaxed, accepted and comfortable they will thrive and grow. So our job is to create space for all these things and many more so that children and young people can be themselves and learn what it is to follow Jesus. I decided to follow Jesus when I was six years old and am very grateful for the opportunities I had to find out more about Jesus at such a young age. For this reason I am so excited to be able to share Jesus with others.
You don’t need to have any church background to come along to any of the activities happening at Zion United and you don’t need to be sure of what you believe. A lot of the time we are just having fun exploring together.